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Plain packaging for cigarettes will see the end of some wickedly wonderful marketing

The government wants cigarettes to be in plain packs, but Big Baccy won't be the only loser, says Tim Willis

Victoria's Secret releases early Super Bowl ad

Adriana Lima is among the Angels who take the field in the Victoria's Secret Super Bowl commercial

The Conservatives unveiled their first 2015 national election campaign poster in Westminster on 2nd January

Election posters: The Battle of the billboards

Big Ben had barely chimed in the new year when the political parties launched their campaigns. Kunal Dutta asked five advertising agencies to imagine what the hoardings might look like in 116 days’ time, while Westminster-watcher John Rentoul gives his verdict

The latest Lynx advert in Australia features a gay kiss

Lynx advert features gay kiss in Australia

The brand has been criticised for sexism in its past campaigns

Anomaly's Sexy Jesus calendar depicts the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched a Sexy Jesus calendar

The Sainsbury's Christmas advert parody is finally here

Advert imagines a brief truce between Tesco and Sainsbury's

The Top Ten: Forgotten brands

This list started with Gordon Brown mentioning the 'websphere' in his post-referendum speech in Scotland. Allen Brown said it was the name of IBM's webserver software. Andrew Denny said he thought IBM was going the way of Pan Am – a brand name in daily use that everyone has now forgotten…

Karen Blackett: The most influential black person in the UK on growing up in 'Mini Barbados', ambition and her favourite ads

Blackett is CEO of media agency Media Com UK and last month became the first woman to top the Powerlist 100 of most influential black Britons

The ‘Magic of Flying’ advertising campaign on a billboard in Piccadilly Circus

Miles Young: Ogilvy & Mather’s secret to attracting top overseas talent

As the London office of the world’s largest ad group celebrates its feted campaign for BA, the agency's chairman and chief executive on the changing face of advertising

Life savers: the new 2014 campaign

Drink-driving 2014 Christmas campaign: Fifty years of warning films

Fifty years after the first warning film about drink-driving, a new Christmas campaign has launched. Simon Usborne compares our changing attitudes to ‘one for the road’

Pick up a penguin: John Lewis’s emotional ‘story’ is part of a £7m festive store campaign

John Lewis Christmas advert 2014: It's sickly and sweet but surprisingly potent

You know the festive countdown has really started when John Lewis releases its Christmas TV campaign. Seasonal sick-bag in hand, Adam Sherwin gets a sneak preview

Ink global has used savvy marketing and a globe-trotting readership to take over the world’s skies

Founder Michael Keating talks about the success behind the London-based company

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Dating website ad on One Direction app for juniors

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The Green Deal offers to cover the cost of energy-saving work which is then paid back over 25 years

Energy Department misled consumers over Green Deal savings, ad watchdog rules

Adverts starring Oliver Heath have been banned

Matthew McConaughey and his son Levi at the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on August 17, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Matthew McConaughey signs advertising deal with Lincoln Motor Company and joins host of A-list actors selling cars

‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ star is continuing a recent Hollywood tradition

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's winter salads

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England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links